Yes, SGB is preferred over physical gold. Below could be the possible ranking in gold instruments.It is beneficial to invest in SGB bonds rather in physical gold or GOLD ETF?
But do GoldBees really offer returns, it's price is around 50 for such a long timeYes it is always advisable to invest in Gold as part of your portfolio diversification and also to minimalize the risk or to balance out your equity risk i.e. Stocks and MFs.
SGB is the best way to invest in Gold. Alternatively you can also try GOLDBEES as an option to invest in GOLD. As a personal choice I keep 5-10% allocation in precious metals for diversification.
For me such a long time is a relative concept. You cannot expect a stock like return in GoldBees or in any ETF for that matter. Gold will provide you a cushion when your equity investments are down as per its negative correlation with stock market.But do GoldBees really offer returns, it's price is around 50 for such a long time